The Spanish composer Javier Bayon is the winner of the 5th International Film Music Competition, which took place at Zurich Tonhalle on 23 September 2016 during the 12th Zurich Film Festival. Bayon received the Golden Eye ‘Best International Film Music 2016’ endowed with a 10 000 Swiss franc cash prize. A special mention goes to the Romanian composer Lucian Zbarcea.
The award ceremony took place during a film music concert. Under the baton of Frank Strobel, Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra world-premiered the compositions of the five finalists and performed a selection of works by the great U.S. film composer John Williams. Presenter Sandra Studer took the audience through the evening.
The five finalists were
Javier Bayon (Spain)
Nic Danielson (USA)
Marcin Sadowski (Poland)
Joakim Unander (Sweden)
Lucian Zbarcea (Romania)
The shortlisted five were chosen in a first round from 202 participants from 43 countries. Entrants were asked to write a symphony orchestra score for Seth Boyden’s six-minute short film AN OBJECT AT REST.
|Members of the evening jury||Members of the nomination jury|
|Seth Boyden, film director||Seth Boyden, film director|
|Brigitte Hofer, film producer||Guy Farley, film composer|
|Sophie Hunger, songwriter/film composer||Brigitte Hofer, film producer|
|Jan Müller-Wieland, composer/conductor||Jan Müller-Wieland, composer/conductor|
|Frank Strobel, conductor||Frank Strobel, conductor|